Gurpreet Singh: What is there to celebrate when true patriots are being locked up?

It was Sunday, July 31, when some of us had gathered outside the Indian Visa and Passport Application Centre in Surrey, B.C.   The occasion was the martyrdom day of Indian revolutionary Udham Singh.   Singh was executed on July 31, 1940, in London for assassinating the former lieutenant governor of Punjab, Michael O’Dwyer, who … Read more

FBI forensic report claims gun used by Alec Baldwin in fatal movie set shooting could not have been fired without pulling the trigger

A newly-released forensic report says the gun involved in the fatal shooting of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the set of Rust could not have been fired without pulling the trigger, despite actor Alec Baldwin claiming he never did. Baldwin was pointing a gun at Hutchins during the set-up for the filming of a scene for … Read more

Spiderman actor Tom Holland quits social media to protect his mental health

He saves others from danger as superhero Spider-Man. Now Tom Holland has decided to save himself – by deleting his social media apps from his phone. “I find Instagram and Twitter to be over-stimulating, to be overwhelming. I get caught up and I spiral when I read things about me online and ultimately it’s very … Read more

The Offspring’s Dexter Holland among a rare crowd: rock and pop stars with a PhD

Along the road to becoming the frontman for one of California’s most famous punk bands, Dexter Holland had dreams of becoming a doctor. “I entered university as a biology major—premed—and I was also pursuing the band,” Holland, lead singer and guitarist for the Offspring, told the Straight last month. “I found myself more consumed by … Read more

A couple weds on stage at the Paradise Theatre

Laura O’Brien and Robbie Boyter met on Tinder in March 2017 and, from their very first date at Bryden’s Pub at Jane and Bloor, O’Brien knew they had something special. Her future maid of honour happened to be staying at her house that night and, O’Brien says, “I told her I had a good feeling … Read more

FBI confirms Alec Baldwin pulled trigger in fatal ‘Rust’ shooting

The feds have all but concluded actor Alec Baldwin must have fired the weapon on the set of the movie “Rust” that killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, according to a bombshell report. According to an FBI forensic report obtained by ABC News, the gun delivering the fatal bullet in the Oct. 21 shooting on the New … Read more

Vancouver home sales over asking prices drop to lowest level in 2 years

Fewer home sellers in Vancouver are laughing their way to the bank. The number of homes in the city that sold over listed prices has fallen to its lowest level in two years. Tracking by real-estate platform Zealty.ca shows that 122 sales in July 2022 went above asking prices. The number represents only 21.4 percent … Read more

‘Lost a bright light’: Anne Heche declared ‘legally dead’ after car crash

Actor Anne Heche is brain dead, her spokesperson said Friday, a week after she crashed her car into a home in Los Angeles. “While Anne is legally dead according to California law, her heart is still beating, and she has not been taken off life support so that One Legacy can see if she is … Read more

Three Thousand Years of Longing – Official Clip (2022) Idris Elba, Tilda Swinton – IGN

Three Thousand Years of Longing – Official Clip (2022) Idris Elba, Tilda Swinton  IGN

Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra performs at Meet Me in Gastown community celebration on August 25

The Gastown Business Improvement Society is presenting a family-oriented outdoor event next Thursday (August 25) that will feature games, a digital light show, and a performance by the Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra. Meet Me at Gastown will kick off at 5 pm with a variety of games–including giant jenga, building blocks, and beanbag toss–followed by the … Read more